United Illuminating seeks non-approval for 2.8-MW fuel cell project

The United Illuminating Co. on Nov. 10 petitioned the Connecticut Siting Council for a declaratory ruling that no Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need is required for the construction, operation, and maintenance of a 2.8 MW (ac) carbonate fuel cell facility at the Amity Regional High School in the town of Woodbridge, Connecticut.

The company said this project would supply waste heat to the high school and power to a local micro-grid. The town of Woodbridge has gotten a $3 million state grant to support development of a micro-grid that will tap seven town facilities, including the high school, into this micro-grid.

The Woodbridge Fuel Cell Project will consist of one Fuel Cell Energy DFC3000 system. It will interconnect into UI’s June Street Substation.

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